Movies like African Story

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African Story (1971)
 6.4
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African Story (1971)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 90 min.
Story: African set action thriller
Style: twists and turns
Plot: kidnapping, singer, car chase, gangsters, spy, vacation, judo, stuntman, father daughter relationship, mastermind, femme fatale, producer, kidnapped, elopement, scheme, fake kidnapping, travelogue, fight scenes, gangster, publicity stunt, plot twist
Place: south africa, africa

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out exciting, serious, suspenseful and realistic films with plots about kidnapping, murder, car chase, danger, chases and races, chase and gun mostly in Action, Thriller and Adventure genres. Some movies like African Story: Gone (2012), Sandokan the Great (1963), The Cold Light of Day (2012), Deathcheaters (1976), Connected (2008). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 5.9
 42K
Gone (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jill Parrish is trying to rebuild her life after surviving a terrifying kidnapping attempt. Though she is having a difficult time, she takes small steps toward normalcy by starting a new job and inviting her sister, Molly, to move in with her. ...
Style: suspenseful, psychological, twist ending, suspense, twists and turns ...
Audience: chick flick, girls' night
Plot: kidnapping, missing person, haunted by the past, woman in danger, serial killer, paranoia, danger, crimes, police investigation, track down, vigilante, police ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, oregon
⇓ similarity ⇓
95%
Sandokan the Great (1963)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 105 min.
Story: After the capture of the Sultan of Muluder, Sandokan, the sultan's son, leads a guerilla army through treacherous jungles to free his father and defeat Queen Victoria's army of invaders.
Style: psychotronic
Plot: jungle, kidnapping, machine gun, tea, tiger, fort, tied up, niece
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
The Cold Light of Day (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Spain
Duration: 93 min.
Story: After his family is kidnapped during their sailing trip in Spain, a young Wall Street trader is confronted by the people responsible: intelligence agents looking to recover a mysterious briefcase.
Style: suspenseful, exciting, twists and turns, serious, tense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: kidnapping, espionage, government, life turned upside down, family in danger, crimes, danger, heroes, female assassin, father son relationship, unlikely hero, government agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: spain, madrid
⇓ similarity ⇓
66%
Death Is Nimble, Death Is Quick (1966)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Austria, France, Italy
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Tony Kendall, Brad Harris. Two Yanks are hired to protect a rich lady from a sinister underworld group. Lots of jungle thrills, martial arts, ancient temples, huge explosions, & even sci-fi elements. Watch for Harris' great karate fight ...
Plot: kidnapping, rescue, gangster, agent, city, fbi, survivor, jungle, gangsters, bikini
Place: sri lanka, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
64%
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 5.7
 149
Deathcheaters (1976)
Genre: Action, Adventure
Country: Australia
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Meet Steve & Rod ... Stuntmen ... Saboteurs ... Hellraisers!
Plot: vietnam veteran, stuntman, car chase, filmmaking, explosion, fortress, secret mission, exploitation, vietnam war veteran, hang gliding
Time: 70s
Place: australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
60%
 6.6
 2K
Connected (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Country: China, Hong Kong
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A debt collector receives a call from a woman who is kidnapped by an unknown gang. He thinks it is a joke but soon, he realises that it is not a prank.
Style: suspenseful, serious, realistic, exciting
Plot: kidnapping, confined, crimes, prank, daring rescue, single parent, danger, heroes, mother daughter relationship, car chase, husband wife relationship, foot chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: china, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
58%
 6.3
 189K
Transporter 2 (2005)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, Germany
Duration: 87 min.
Story: Professional driver Frank Martin is living in Miami, where he is temporarily filling in for a friend as the chauffeur for a government narcotics control policymaker and his family. The young boy in the family is targeted for kidnapping, and Frank ...
Style: suspenseful, realistic, exciting, stylized, rough ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: lone hero, car chase, kidnapping, fight scenes, martial arts, weapons, deadly virus, danger, race against time, chases and races, chase, bodyguard ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century
Place: miami, florida, usa, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
51%
That Man in Istanbul (1965)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
Country: Italy, France, Spain
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An American adventurer who has a gambling den in Istanbul, who is suspected to be involved in the kidnapping of a nuclear scientist, but ultimately becomes self on the search for the disappeared and gets a striving for world domination secret ...
Style: eurospy
Plot: male objectification, spy, evil man, james bond spoof, murder, espionage
Place: istanbul turkey
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
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King of Africa (1968)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: Italy, Spain, USA
Duration: 91 min.
Story: A British colonial policeman in Africa, circa 1900, pursues a band of escaped killers across territory so wild, it lies just "one step to hell."
Style: suspenseful, exciting, rough, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: wilderness, gang, manhunt, escapades, jungle, on the run, crimes, captivity, prison, heroes, confined, rescue ...
Time: 60s, 1900s
Place: africa, south africa
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
The Bourne Identity (2002)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, Czech Republic, France
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Wounded to the brink of death and suffering from amnesia, Jason Bourne is rescued at sea by a fisherman. With nothing to go on but a Swiss bank account number, he starts to reconstruct his life, but finds that many people he encounters want him ...
Style: exciting, suspenseful, intense, twists and turns, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: spy, escape, secret agents, political thriller, tough heroes, on the run, assassin, one against many, cia, amnesia, uncover truth, black ops ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, france, hamburg germany, langley virginia, barcelona ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
49%
 5.2
 7K
Agent Vinod (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: India
Duration: 157 min.
Story: In Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhua, RAW Agent Vinod (Saif Ali Khan) is rescued by colleague Rajan (Ravi Kishan) from a rogue Pakistani army officer (Shahbaz Khan). In Russia/Uzbekistan, an ex-KGB Officer is tortured and murdered. In Cape Town, a ...
Style: serious, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, realistic
Plot: espionage, threat, undercover, danger, nuclear threat, chase, dishonesty, villain, nuclear bomb, spy, bomb, car chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: india, asia, morocco, st. petersburg russia
⇓ similarity ⇓
48%
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Switzerland
Duration: 142 min.
Story: James Bond tracks archnemesis Ernst Blofeld to a mountaintop retreat where he's training an army of beautiful but lethal women. Along the way, Bond falls for Italian contessa Tracy Draco -- and marries her in order to get closer to Blofeld. ...
Style: exciting, stylized, suspenseful, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, heroes, secret agents, undercover, suicide attempt, gadget, world domination, bio weapon, honeymoon, kilt, secret organization, british secret service ...
Time: 60s, 20th century, 1960s
Place: england, switzerland, alps, london, portugal ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
47%
 8.0
 574K
Casino Royale (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, Czech Republic, USA, Germany, Bahamas
Duration: 144 min.
Story: Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorists, is scheduled to participate in a high-stakes poker game in Montenegro, where he intends to use his winnings to establish his financial grip on the terrorist market. M sends Bond – on his maiden ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, scenic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: espionage, casino, secret agents, chase, poker, spy, british secret service, 007, heroic mission, cia, escapades, double agent ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: montenegro, italy, europe, london, south africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.8
 560K
Taken (2008)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: France, USA, UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: While vacationing with a friend in Paris, an American girl is kidnapped by a gang of human traffickers intent on selling her into forced prostitution. Working against the clock, her ex-spy father must pull out all the stops to save her. But with his ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, serious, entertaining, harsh ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: one man army, kidnapping, vigilantism, chase, dark hero, human trafficking, woman in danger, father daughter relationship, child abduction, daring rescue, boat, abduction ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: paris france, europe, france
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 4.6
 124
Jakarta (1988)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Romance, Thriller
Country: Indonesia
Duration: 94 min.
Story: A CIA agent roams the streets of New York haunted by the death of the beautiful woman he fell in love with while on assignment in Jakarta. When he is kidnapped and drugged, the destination is Jakarta once again where he tries to unravel the mystery ...
Plot: neo noir, car chase, cia, drugged, neo-noir, mystery, murder, kidnapping, shadow puppet, haunted by the past, motorcycle chase, rooftop chase ...
Place: indonesia, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
46%
 7.1
 355K
Furious 7 (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, China, Japan, Canada, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 137 min.
Story: Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for his comatose brother.
Style: exciting, entertaining, captivating, tense, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: car chase, car race, chases and races, car, danger, chase, crimes, friends, revenge, partners, buddies, law enforcement ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, 2010s
Place: usa, los angeles, california, tokyo, dominican republic ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Fast & Furious 6 (2013)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan, Spain, UK
Duration: 130 min.
Story: Hobbs has Dominic and Brian reassemble their crew to take down a team of mercenaries: Dominic unexpectedly gets convoluted also facing his presumed deceased girlfriend, Letty.
Style: exciting, rough, realistic, serious, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: car chase, car race, street racing, chases and races, fbi, presumed dead, car theft, heist, teamwork, group of criminals, tough heroes, chase ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: london, spain, germany, europe, england ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
 6.7
 269K
Angels & Demons (2009)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Italy
Duration: 138 min.
Story: Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon investigates a mysterious symbol seared into the chest of a murdered physicist. He discovers evidence of the unimaginable, the rebirth of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati, the most powerful ...
Style: exciting, intellectual, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious ...
Plot: conspiracy, riddles and clues, vatican, religions or cults, secret society, symbolism, danger, investigation, illuminati, professor, ancient, murder ...
Time: contemporary, 2000s
Place: rome italy, europe, italy, geneva switzerland, harvard university
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
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 6.8
 379K
Spectre (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: UK, USA, Austria, Mexico, Italy, Morocco
Duration: 148 min.
Story: A cryptic message from Bond’s past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE.
Style: exciting, suspense, sexy, realistic, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: secret agents, secret agent, spy, espionage, james bond, british secret service, secret service, 007, heroic mission, car chase, secret mission, danger ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2010s
Place: london, rome italy, tokyo, austria, italy ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
44%
Abducted II: The Reunion (1995)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Canada
Duration: 92 min.
Story: No overview found.
Plot: kidnapping, camping, mountain man, backwoods, topless, helicopter, female nudity, murder
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
Die Hard with a Vengeance (1995)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 128 min.
Story: New York detective John McClane is back and kicking bad-guy butt in the third installment of this action-packed series, which finds him teaming with civilian Zeus Carver to prevent the loss of innocent lives. McClane thought he'd seen it all, ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, suspenseful, serious, realistic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: car chase, gunfight, bomb, explosion, gold, deception, heist, violence, hung over, racial slur, police officer, henchman ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s, quarry
Place: new york, usa, manhattan new york city, harlem, quebec ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
43%
The Author's Crime (1974)
Genre: Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Italy
Duration: 75 min.
Story: A wealthy Countess is warned that if she gives a valuable painting away as first prize in a music competition, the only thing handed out will be death. In rapid succession, the painting is stolen, the Countess murdered, her niece kidnapped, and the ...
Plot: female nudity, kidnapping, murder, painting, heiress, countess, whodunit
⇓ similarity ⇓
42%
Mission: Impossible III (2006)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany, China, Italy
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Retired from active duty to train new IMF agents, Ethan Hunt is called back into action to confront sadistic arms dealer, Owen Davian. Hunt must try to protect his girlfriend while working with his new team to complete the mission.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: secret agents, espionage, spy, disguise, mission, nurse, secret, double agent, spies, outsmarting, gunfight, cia ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, frogman
Place: berlin germany, shanghai, italy, washington d.c., shanghai china ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
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CIA Code Name: Alexa (1992)
Genre: Action, Thriller, Adventure
Country: USA
Duration: 93 min.
Story: A CIA operative kills a terrorist during a prison break. When a group of terrorists attempts to recover a microchip implanted in the man's body, one of them is captured and convinced by the CIA to work for them as an informer.
Style: exciting, realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: terrorist, martial arts, kidnapping, terrorism, escape, heroes, secret agents, espionage, undercover, femme fatale, prison escape, cia ...
Time: 90s, 20th century, 1990s
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
Agent X-77 Orders to Kill (1966)
Genre: Adventure
Country: France, Italy, Spain
Duration: 100 min.
Story: A government agent tries to prevent foreign spies from obtaining a scientist's formula for a solid-rocket-fuel.
Plot: james bond spoof, spy, secret formula, rocket, hung by wrists, espionage
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 3.3
 122
Access Code (1984)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 88 min.
Story: A secret organization gains control over the American nuclear weapons. A journalist ventures out to stop them.
Style: serious, suspenseful
Plot: spy, save the day, government agency, chases and races, terrorism, danger, law enforcement, chaos and mayhem, special agents, code breaking, assassination, investigation ...
Time: 80s, 20th century
⇓ similarity ⇓
40%
 7.0
 265K
Death Proof (2007)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 114 min.
Story: Austin's hottest DJ, Jungle Julia, sets out into the night to unwind with her two friends Shanna and Arlene. Covertly tracking their moves is Stuntman Mike, a scarred rebel leering from behind the wheel of his muscle car, revving just feet away.
Style: dark humor, rough, cynical, exciting, talky ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: vengeance, serial killer, violence, car chase, psychopath, chases and races, stalking, sadism, exploitation, misogynist, stuntman, gore ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary, 2000s, 70s
Place: tennessee, usa, texas
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK, Italy
Duration: 106 min.
Story: When gigantic robots attack New York City, "Sky Captain" uses his private air force to fight them off. His ex-girlfriend, reporter Polly Perkins, has been investigating the recent disappearance of prominent scientists. Suspecting a link ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, atmospheric, exciting, surprise ending ...
Plot: steampunk, danger, robot, heroic mission, save the world, heroes, kidnapping, mad scientist, adventure, killer robot, good versus evil, transformation ...
Time: future, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, year 1939
Place: himalaya, new york, nepal, manhattan new york city, empire state building manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
38%
The Romanov Stones (1993)
Genre: Action, Thriller
Country: Finland
Duration: 94 min.
Story: This action packed Finnish thriller tells the tale of two friends who get their revenge against the millionaire who double-crossed them. Patrick and Tony are hired by the wealthy gambler to steal the priceless Romanov stones, Russian jewels. They do ...
Plot: car chase, buddy, russian, husband wife relationship, gambling, millionaire, theft, money, hostage, lapland, betrayal, bus ...
Place: finland
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
Russian Terminator (1989)
Genre: Action
Country: Denmark, Sweden
Duration: 87 min.
Story: An ex-mercenary is enlisted back into the life to rescue the boyfriend of the daughter of a powerful mogul.
Plot: kidnapping, ninja, gangster, kidnapped, kidnapper, boxer shorts, helicopter, bathtub, gangsters
⇓ similarity ⇓
37%
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